The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical data, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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200 Faces in Manchester

The last stop on our 200 Faces tour is in Manchester.

Come along to St James’s Tower, 7 Charlotte Street from Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th September 2019, open each day from 10am to 3pm.

This exhibition is testimony to the intriguing nature of portrait photography, as captured by a group of contemporary photographers in all stages of their careers.


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Streetscapes coming to Milton Keynes

Our first tour of the 4th Quarter is starting earlier than originally planned!

Streetscapes will be coming to Exchange House and Victoria House in Milton Keynes (they are a short walk from one another) from Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st September 2019, open each day from 10am to 3pm

All of the images in this exhibition have been taken in cities and towns. They capture the challenges we face on a daily basis, as well as the lifestyle choices and aesthetic stimulation arising from high population density and cultural diversity.


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Competition - A Lapse in Time

We would like you to draw on your creativity and produce an image which has evidence of using time lapse photography. The subject can be anything you choose, but as we are creating our family-friendly catalogues for our touring exhibitions from these competitions, we would ask that you bear that in mind before submission.

You can use a variety of skills when producing your images: overlapping images so that one element changes each time, using a slow shutter speed or by thinking outside the box and creating an image that shows the passing of time in one shot such as rings in a tree trunk, the aging of a wooden boat and there are many more ideas.

We hope you enjoy this process, that you maybe learn a new skill through the process and we look forward to seeing the images that you produce.

This competition will close for entries on 31st October 2019 at midnight (GMT)

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Some feedback from previous exhibitions

Light in the Lens

I had my first camera aged 6 (1950) and went on to have a photographic career. Your title, ‘Light in the Lens’ enticed me to visit. Thought provoking exhibition – on reading booklets describing authors background and how they came into photography and take their photographs. Excellent exhibition. DO SEE IT!!

Lesley J Taylor
Our Stories
I enjoyed this exhibition, it gave me the chance to observe the lifestyles of others, which are completely different to my own. It gave me the chance to reflect on my own life, and to ask myself “What is my story?”. Wonderfully insightful. The set up is terrific. I particularly like the ‘Latin American Everyday Life’ with it’s use of colours and dynamic depictions of ordinary humans.
Nathan Carter-Dale

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.


  • Streetscapes
  • Milton Keynes - Victoria House, Milton Keynes
  • 17 September 2019 - 21 September 2019
  • Streetscapes
  • Milton Keynes - Exchange House, Milton Keynes
  • 17 September 2019 - 21 September 2019